Managing To Learn


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Senior experts within the Toyota Production System often draw simple maps when on the shop floor. These maps show the current physical flow of a product family and the information flow for that product family as the wind through a complex facility making many products. Much more important, these simple maps - often drawn on scrap paper - show where steps can be eliminated, flows smoothed, and pull systems introduced in order to create a truly lean value stream for each product family. In 1998 John Shook and Mike Rother of the University of Michigan wrote down Toyota's mapping methodology for the first time in Learning to See. This simple tool makes it possible for you to see through the clutter of a complex plant. You'll soon be able to identify all of the processing steps along the path from raw materials to finished goods for each product and all of the information flows going back from the customer through the plant and upstream to suppliers. In plain language and with detailed drawings, this workbook explains everything you will need to create accurate current state and future state maps for each of your product families and then to turn the current state into the future state rapidly and sustainably.

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Author by John Shook
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9781934109205

Managing To Nurse


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How does the contemporary restructuring of health care affect nursing practice? Increasingly since the 1970s, and more intensively under recent reforms, Canadian health care is the focus of information-supported, professionally based management. In Managing to Nurse, Janet M. Rankin and Marie L. Campbell probe the operation of this new form of hospital and its effect management on nurses and nursing. Written from the nurse's perspective, this institutional ethnography discovers a major transformation in the nature of nursing and associated patient care: the work is now organized according to an accounting logic that embeds a cost-orientation into care-related activities. Rankin and Campbell illustrate how nurses adapt to this new reality just as they, themselves, perpetuate it – how they learn to recognize their adaptations as professionally correct and as an adequate basis for nursing judgement. Although Managing to Nurse may contradict contemporary beliefs about health care reform, the insiders' account that it provides is undeniable evidence that nurses' caring work is being undermined and patient care is being eroded, sometimes dangerously, by current health care agendas.

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Author by Janet M. Rankin
Genre eBook Health & Fitness
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ISBN Number 9781442659124

The Self Directed Teacher


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Advances in second language teaching methodology, including new emphases on communicative language teaching and learner-centeredness, have significantly changed the roles teachers play in the classroom, making ever greater demands upon their classroom management skills. For Nunan and Lamb, "management" refers to the planning and creation of a positive pedagogical environment which facilitates learning. They focus on the kinds of professional decisions teachers must make to ensure that learning takes place effectively. The ultimate aim of the book is to help teachers and teachers-in-preparation become "self-directed" by providing them with the knowledge and skills needed to take effective control of the teaching and learning processes in their classrooms. The Self-directed Teacher prepares teachers to make independent decisions in key areas such as lesson planning, teacher talk, group work, error correction, resource management, and evaluation. The text uses a task-based approach, and the material presented is well supported by theory and research.

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Author by David Nunan
Genre eBook Education
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ISBN Number 0521497736

Understanding A3 Thinking


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Winner of a 2009 Shingo Research and Professional Publication Prize. Notably flexible and brief, the A3 report has proven to be a key tool In Toyota’s successful move toward organizational efficiency, effectiveness, and improvement, especially within its engineering and R&D organizations. The power of the A3 report, however, derives not from the report itself, but rather from the development of the culture and mindset required for the implementation of the A3 system. In Understanding A3 Thinking, the authors first show that the A3 report is an effective tool when it is implemented in conjunction with a PDCA-based management philosophy. Toyota views A3 Reports as just one piece in their PDCA management approach. Second, the authors show that the process leading to the development and management of A3 reports is at least as important as the reports themselves, because of the deep learning and professional development that occurs in the process. And finally, the authors provide a number of examples as well as some very practical advice on how to write and review A3 reports.

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Author by Durward K. Sobek II.
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9781439814055

Successful Online Learning


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Successful Online Learning: Managing the Online Learning Environment Efficiently and Effectively is a neccessary resource for students who are new to the online learning environment or for students who are already in the online learning environment and are seeking additional strategies or tips to help them manage the online environment more effectively. This handbook includes real-life scenarios, effective strategies, tips for success, and a checklist at the end of each chapter to assist students to function efficiently and effectively in the online learning environment.

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Author by Theresa A. Middleton Brosche
Genre eBook Education
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ISBN Number 076377619X

How Organizations Learn


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Organizational learning, the examination of how organizations learn as groups rather than as individuals, is a fast growing area of interest, and is now considered an essential factor in business success. This new edition of an already popular text critically examines traditional assumptions about organization and strategy, providing key readings by renowned international authors to help the reader understand and manage the challenge of organizational learning. How Organizations Learn links the two key concepts of leadership and the learning organization in this text, bringing together the key theories and suggesting new directions for studying and managing organizations. The choice of readings highlights the potential synergy between leading and learning, and how organizational structure and management processes impact upon learning, and includes work by numerous key academics. This will be a core text for courses in Organizational Learning and Knowledge Management at advanced undergraduate, MBA and executive training level, and a supplementary text for courses in Strategic Management, HRM and OB.

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Author by Ken Starkey
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 1861527462

Managing To Change The World


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"Why getting results should be every nonprofit manager's first priorityA nonprofit manager's fundamental job is to get results, sustained over time, rather than boost morale or promote staff development. This is a shift from the tenor of many management books, particularly in the nonprofit world. Managing to Change the World is designed to teach new and experienced nonprofit managers the fundamental skills of effective management, including: Managing specific tasks and broader responsibilities; Setting clear goals and holding people accountable to them; creating a results-oriented culture; hiring, developing, and retaining a staff of superstars. Offers nonprofit managers a clear guide to the most effective management skills: addressing performance problems and dismissing staffers who fall short Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers who fall short, and the right way to exercising authority Give guidance for managing time wisely and offers suggestions for staying in sync with yourboss and managing up This important resource contains 41 resources and downloadable tools that can be implemented immediately"--

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Author by Alison Green
Genre eBook Business & Economics
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ISBN Number 9781118137611

Managing The Potential Of Small And Medium Sized Enterprises In Business Practice


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Author by Marek Matejun
Genre eBook
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ISBN Number 9788372833563

Managing The Challenges In Human Service Organizations


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Specializing in decisions managers need to make under trying circumstances, this casebook prepares current and aspiring managers for the kinds of experiences they are likely to encounter. The cases are inspired by real situations, and are disguised to respect the privacy of the parties involved. The cases in this book are designed to encourage the student to determine how they would act and work towards a resolution of the dilemmas presented.

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Author by Michael J. Austin
Genre eBook Business & Economics
Read Book 284
ISBN Number 9781412941273

Forest Ecosystem Management


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ISBN Number MINN:31951P00908069C